Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request, 29976-29979 [2017-13746]

Download as PDF 29976 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices be mailed or delivered to: Mr. Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Executive Office, P.O. Box 619428, DFW Airport, Texas 75261. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Cooks, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports District Office, ASW–650, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177, Telephone: (817) 222–5608, email: Steven.Cooks@faa.gov, fax: (817) 222–5989. The request to release property may be reviewed in person at this same location. The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of the AIR 21. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport requests the release of 41.096 acres of non-aeronautical airport property for permanent easement to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. The permanent easement to be released will be used for public mass transit improvements and revenues shall be used to further develop, operate and maintain DFW Airport. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents relevant to the application in person at the: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Telephone Number (972) 973–4646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on 22 June 2017. Cameron Bryan, Acting Director, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2017–13814 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2017–53] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before July 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2017–0259 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynette Mitterer, ANM–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356, email Lynette.Mitterer@faa.gov, phone (425) 227–1047; or Alphonso Pendergrass, ARM–200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, email alphonso.pendergrass@faa.gov, phone (202) 267–4713. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Renton, Washington. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Staff. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2017–0259. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.813(e). Description of Relief Sought: Allow doors between passenger compartments, for the sole purpose of installing minisuites in the premium cabin of Boeing Model 777 airplanes. [FR Doc. 2017–13721 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2017–0002–N–17] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of proposed information collection activities listed below. Before submitting these information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in this notice. DATES: Comments must be received no later than August 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the information collection activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ‘‘Comments on OMB Control Number 2130–XXXX,’’ (the relevant OMB SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices control number for each ICR is listed below) and should also include the title of the ICR. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 493–6216 or (202) 493– 6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a subsequent notice and include them in its information collection submission to OMB for approval. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292) or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not toll free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to provide 60-days’ notice to the public to allow comment on information collection activities before seeking OMB approval of the activities. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested parties to comment on the following summary of proposed information collection activities regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA’s estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques and other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the collection of information Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA reasons comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce reporting burdens; (2) ensure it organizes information collection requirements in a ‘‘user-friendly’’ format to improve the use of such information; 29977 and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501. Below is a brief summary of currently approved information collection activities FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA requires: Title: Railroad Operating Rules. OMB Control Number: 2130–0035. Abstract: The collection of information is due to regulations in 49 CFR part 217 which require Class I and Class II railroads to file with FRA copies of their operating rules, timetables, and timetable special instructions, and subsequent amendments. The regulations require Class III railroads to retain copies of these documents at their systems headquarters. Also, 49 CFR 220.21(b) prescribes the collection of information by requiring railroads to retain one copy of their current operating rules with respect to radio communications and one copy of each subsequent amendment. Railroads must make these documents available to FRA upon request. Through these rules, FRA learns the condition of operating rules and practices of trains and instructions railroads provide their employees on operating practices. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 755 railroads. Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES CFR section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 217.7—Copy—FRA—Operating rules, timetables, Class I & II RRs. —Amendments ........................................... —Copy of operating rules/timetables, etc. by Class III. —Amendments by Class III Railroads ....... 217.9—Records of Qualification ................. —Written Prog. of Operational Tests ......... —Records of Operational Tests/Inspections. —Amendments ........................................... —Quarterly Review of Accident/Incident Data/ Prior Op. Tests/Insp. —Designated Officers & Conduct of 6 Mo. Rev. —Designated Officers & Conduct of Six Month Review by Passenger/ Commuter Railroads. —Records of Periodic Reviews .................. —Annual Summary on Operational Tests/ Insp. —FRA Disapproval of RR Program of Operational Tests/Insp. & Response by RR. —Amended Prog. Docs .............................. 271.11—Instruction of Program Employees 2 new railroads ............. 2 submissions ............................. 1 hour .................. 2 hours. 55 railroads ................... 5 new railroads ............. 165 amendments ........................ 5 submissions ............................. 20 minutes .......... 55 minutes .......... 55 hours. 5 hours. 704 railroads ................. 755 railroads ................. 5 new railroads ............. 755 railroads ................. 2,013 amendments ..................... 4,732 records .............................. 5 programs .................................. 9,120,000 records ....................... 15 minutes .......... 2 minutes ............ 9.92 hours ........... 5 minutes ............ 503 hours. 158 hours. 50 hours. 760,000 hours. 55 railroads ................... 37 railroads ................... 165 amendments ........................ 148 reviews ................................. 70 minutes .......... 2 hours ................ 193 hours. 296 hours. 37 railroads ................... 37 designations + 74 reviews ..... 148 hours. Amtrak + 33 railroads ... 34 designations + 68 reviews ..... 5 seconds + 2 hours. 5 seconds + 2 hours. 101 railroads ................. 101 railroads ................. 290 review records ...................... 71 summary records ................... 1 minute .............. 61 minutes .......... 5 hours. 72 hours. 755 railroads ................. 5 supporting documents .............. 1 hour .................. 5 hours. 755 railroads ................. 755 railroads ................. 5 amended documents ............... 130,000 instr. employees ............ 30 minutes .......... 8 hours ................ 5 new railroads ............. 5 Programs .................................. 8 hours ................ 3 hours. 1,040,000 hours. 40 hours. —New RR & Copy of Program of Op. Tests. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Total annual burden hours 136 hours. 29978 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response —Amendments to Op. Rules Instr. Program. 218.95—Instruction, Training, Examination—Records. —Response to FRA Disapproval of Program. —Programs Needing Amendment .............. 218.97—Employee Copy of Written Procedures. —Good Faith Challenges by RR Employees. —RR Responses to Empl. Challenge ........ —Immediate Review of Employee Challenge. —RR Officer Explanation of Federal Law Protection Against Retaliation. —Documented Protest by RR Employee ... —Copies of Protests ................................... —Further Reviews ...................................... —Written Verification Decision to Employee. —Copy of Written Procedures at RR Hdqtr —Copy of Verification Decision at RR Headquarters & Division Headquarters. 218.99—Shoving or Pushing Movements. —Operating Rule Modifications .................. —Locomotive Engineer Job Briefing Before Movement. —Point Protection Determinations & Signals/Instructions to Control Movements. —Remote Control Movements—Verbal Confirmation. —Remote Control Determinations That Zone Is Not Jointly Occupied/Track Clear. —Dispatcher Authorized Train Movements 218.101—Operating Rule Re: Leaving Rolling & On-Track MOW Equipment in the Clear. 218.103—Hand-Operated Switches—RR Operating Rule That Complies w/ § 218.103. —Specification of Minimum Job Briefing Requirements. —Employee Operating or Verifying Position of Hand-operated Switches: Job Briefings. 218.105—Additional Requirements for Hand-Operated Main Track Switches— Job Briefing. —Roadway Worker Report on Position of Switches to Roadway Worker in Charge (RWIC) or Designated Employee Conveying Information to RWIC. —Dispatcher Acknowledgment of Switch Position and Employee Confirmation to Train Dispatcher. 218.109—Hand-Operated Fixed Derails: Job Briefings. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES CFR section 755 railroads ................. 110 amendments ........................ 30 minutes .......... 55 hours. 755 railroads ................. 98,000 records ............................ 5 minutes ............ 8,167 hours. 755 railroads ................. 5 written/oral submissions ........... 1 hour .................. 5 hours. 755 railroads ................. 755 railroads ................. 5 amended programs .................. 4,732 copies ................................ 30 minutes .......... 6 minutes ............ 3 hours. 473 hours. 98,000 RR Employees 15 challenges .............................. 10 minutes .......... 3 hours. 15 railroads ................... 15 railroads ................... 15 responses ............................... 5 immediate reviews ................... 5 minutes ............ 30 minutes .......... 1 hour. 3 hours. 15 railroads ................... 5 explanations ............................. 1 minute .............. .08 hour. 10 10 10 10 ................... ................... ................... ................... 10 written protests ....................... 10 protest copies ......................... 3 further reviews ......................... 10 verification decisions .............. 15 minutes .......... 1 minute .............. 15 minutes .......... 10 minutes .......... 3 hours. .17 hour. 1 hour. 2 hours. 755 railroads ................. 755 railroads ................. 755 copies of procedures ........... 20 verification decision copies .... 5 minutes ............ 5 minutes ............ 63 hours. 2 hours. 755 railroads ................. 130,000 RR Employees 32 rule modifications ................... 180,000 job briefings ................... 1 hour .................. 1 minute .............. 32 hours. 3,000 hours. 130,000 RR Employees 130,000 RR Employees 87,600,000 determinations + 87,600,000 signals/instructions. 876,000 confirmations ................. 1 minute + 1 minute. 1 minute .............. 2,920,000 hours. 14,600 hours. 130,000 RR Employees 876,000 confirmations ................. 1 minute .............. 14,600 hours. 6,000 RR Dispatchers .. 755 railroads ................. 30,000 auth. movements ............ 32 amended op. rules ................. 1 minute .............. 30 minutes .......... 500 hours. 16 hours. 755 railroads ................. 32 modified operating rules ........ 1 hour .................. 32 hours. 755 railroads ................. 5 modified op. rules .................... 30 minutes .......... 3 hours. 755 railroads ................. 1,125,000 job briefings ................ 1 minute .............. 18,750 hours. 755 railroads ................. 60,000 job briefings ..................... 1 minute .............. 1,000 hours. 7704 railroads ............... 100,000 empl. reports + 100,000 conveyances. 1 minute + 1 minute. 3,334 hours. 755 railroads ................. 60,000 acknowledgment 60,000 confirmations. 30 seconds + 5 seconds. 583 hours. 755 railroads ................. 562,500 job briefings ................... 30 seconds ......... 4,688 hours. Total Responses: 188,591,125. Total Estimated Annual Burden: 4,797,590 hours. Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved ICR (extension with change reflects revised estimates for some rule requirements). Title: Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties. OMB Control Number: 2130–0592. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 railroads railroads railroads railroads Abstract: On April 1, 2011, FRA amended the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track constructed with concrete crossties. FRA mandated specific requirements for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track constructed with concrete PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 + Total annual burden hours crossties. FRA uses the information collected under 49 CFR 213.234 to ensure automated track inspections of track constructed with concrete crossties are carried out as specified in the rule to supplement visual inspections by Class I and Class II railroads, intercity passenger railroads, and commuter railroads or small E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 29979 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 125 / Friday, June 30, 2017 / Notices government jurisdictions that serve populations greater than 50,000. Form Number(s): N/A. Affected Public: Businesses. Respondent Universe: 18 railroads Frequency of Submission: On occasion. Reporting Burden: CFR Section Respondent universe Total annual responses Average time per response 213.234—Automated Inspection of Track Constructed with Concrete Crossties: Exception Reports Listing All Exception to § 213.109(d)(4). —Copies of Exception Report Provided to Designated Person under § 213.234(e)(1). —Field Verification of Exception Reports ... —Records of Inspection Data .................... —Institution of Procedures by Track Owner to Maintain Integrity of Track Data Collected by the Measurement System. —Training by Track Owner: Annual Training in Handing Rail Seat Deterioration Exceptions to All Persons Designated Fully Qualified under § 213.7. 18 Railroads ................. 75 reports .................................... 8 hours ................ 600 hours. 18 Railroads ................. 75 report copies .......................... 12 minutes .......... 15 hours. 18 Railroads ................. 18 Railroads ................. 18 Railroads ................. 75 verification .............................. 75 records ................................... 18 procedures ............................. 2 hours ................ 30 minutes .......... 4 hours ................ 150 hours. 38 hours. 72 hours. 18 Railroads ................. 2,000 trained employees ............. 2 hours ................ 4,000 hours. Total Responses: 2,318 Total Estimated Annual Burden: 4,875 hours Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved ICR (extension with change reflects revised estimates for some rule requirements) Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Sarah L. Inderbitzin, Acting Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–13746 Filed 6–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0107] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SEA RAVEN; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:32 Jun 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 Submit comments on or before July 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0107. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel SEA RAVEN is: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Sports Fishing-fish caught are not sold commercially’’ —Geographic Region: ‘‘California’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–20170107 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden hours MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121. * * * * * By Order of the Maritime Administrator. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2017-0002-N-17]


Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of 
Transportation

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its 
implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of proposed information 
collection activities listed below. Before submitting these information 
collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of 
the activities identified in this notice.

DATES: Comments must be received no later than August 29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the information collection 
activities by mail to either: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory Analysis 
Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590; or Ms. Kim Toone, 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Information 
Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590. Commenters requesting 
FRA to acknowledge receipt of their respective comments must include a 
self-addressed stamped postcard stating, ``Comments on OMB Control 
Number 2130-XXXX,'' (the relevant OMB

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control number for each ICR is listed below) and should also include 
the title of the ICR. Alternatively, comments may be faxed to (202) 
493-6216 or (202) 493-6497, or emailed to Mr. Brogan at 
Robert.Brogan@dot.gov, or Ms. Toone at Kim.Toone@dot.gov. Please refer 
to the assigned OMB control number in any correspondence submitted. FRA 
will summarize comments received in response to this notice in a 
subsequent notice and include them in its information collection 
submission to OMB for approval.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Office of Railroad Safety, Regulatory 
Analysis Division, RRS-21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 
493-6292) or Ms. Kim Toone, Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
Office of Information Technology, RAD-20, Federal Railroad 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, 
DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493-6132). (These telephone numbers are not 
toll free.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, and its 
implementing regulations, 5 CFR part 1320, require Federal agencies to 
provide 60-days' notice to the public to allow comment on information 
collection activities before seeking OMB approval of the activities. 
See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.10(e)(1), 
1320.12(a). Specifically, FRA invites interested parties to comment on 
the following summary of proposed information collection activities 
regarding: (1) Whether the information collection activities are 
necessary for FRA to properly execute its functions, including whether 
the activities will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of FRA's 
estimates of the burden of the information collection activities, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used to 
determine the estimates; (3) ways for FRA to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information being collected; and (4) ways 
for FRA to minimize the burden of information collection activities on 
the public by automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques and other forms of information technology (e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses). See 44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A); 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1).
    FRA believes soliciting public comment will promote its efforts to 
reduce the administrative and paperwork burdens associated with the 
collection of information Federal regulations mandate. In summary, FRA 
reasons comments received will advance three objectives: (1) Reduce 
reporting burdens; (2) ensure it organizes information collection 
requirements in a ``user-friendly'' format to improve the use of such 
information; and (3) accurately assess the resources expended to 
retrieve and produce information requested. See 44 U.S.C. 3501.
    Below is a brief summary of currently approved information 
collection activities FRA will submit for OMB clearance as the PRA 
requires:
    Title: Railroad Operating Rules.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0035.
    Abstract: The collection of information is due to regulations in 49 
CFR part 217 which require Class I and Class II railroads to file with 
FRA copies of their operating rules, timetables, and timetable special 
instructions, and subsequent amendments. The regulations require Class 
III railroads to retain copies of these documents at their systems 
headquarters. Also, 49 CFR 220.21(b) prescribes the collection of 
information by requiring railroads to retain one copy of their current 
operating rules with respect to radio communications and one copy of 
each subsequent amendment. Railroads must make these documents 
available to FRA upon request. Through these rules, FRA learns the 
condition of operating rules and practices of trains and instructions 
railroads provide their employees on operating practices.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 755 railroads.
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses.

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                                      Respondent         Total annual      Average time per      Total annual
           CFR section                 universe            responses           response          burden hours
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217.7--Copy--FRA--Operating       2 new railroads...  2 submissions.....  1 hour............  2 hours.
 rules, timetables, Class I & II
 RRs.
--Amendments....................  55 railroads......  165 amendments....  20 minutes........  55 hours.
--Copy of operating rules/        5 new railroads...  5 submissions.....  55 minutes........  5 hours.
 timetables, etc. by Class III.
--Amendments by Class III         704 railroads.....  2,013 amendments..  15 minutes........  503 hours.
 Railroads.
217.9--Records of Qualification.  755 railroads.....  4,732 records.....  2 minutes.........  158 hours.
--Written Prog. of Operational    5 new railroads...  5 programs........  9.92 hours........  50 hours.
 Tests.
--Records of Operational Tests/   755 railroads.....  9,120,000 records.  5 minutes.........  760,000 hours.
 Inspections.
--Amendments....................  55 railroads......  165 amendments....  70 minutes........  193 hours.
--Quarterly Review of Accident/   37 railroads......  148 reviews.......  2 hours...........  296 hours.
 Incident Data/ Prior Op. Tests/
 Insp.
--Designated Officers & Conduct   37 railroads......  37 designations +   5 seconds + 2       148 hours.
 of 6 Mo. Rev.                                         74 reviews.         hours.
--Designated Officers & Conduct   Amtrak + 33         34 designations +   5 seconds + 2       136 hours.
 of Six Month Review by            railroads.          68 reviews.         hours.
 Passenger/ Commuter Railroads.
--Records of Periodic Reviews...  101 railroads.....  290 review records  1 minute..........  5 hours.
--Annual Summary on Operational   101 railroads.....  71 summary records  61 minutes........  72 hours.
 Tests/Insp.
--FRA Disapproval of RR Program   755 railroads.....  5 supporting        1 hour............  5 hours.
 of Operational Tests/Insp. &                          documents.
 Response by RR.
--Amended Prog. Docs............  755 railroads.....  5 amended           30 minutes........  3 hours.
                                                       documents.
271.11--Instruction of Program    755 railroads.....  130,000 instr.      8 hours...........  1,040,000 hours.
 Employees.                                            employees.
--New RR & Copy of Program of     5 new railroads...  5 Programs........  8 hours...........  40 hours.
 Op. Tests.

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--Amendments to Op. Rules Instr.  755 railroads.....  110 amendments....  30 minutes........  55 hours.
 Program.
218.95--Instruction, Training,    755 railroads.....  98,000 records....  5 minutes.........  8,167 hours.
 Examination--Records.
--Response to FRA Disapproval of  755 railroads.....  5 written/oral      1 hour............  5 hours.
 Program.                                              submissions.
--Programs Needing Amendment....  755 railroads.....  5 amended programs  30 minutes........  3 hours.
218.97--Employee Copy of Written  755 railroads.....  4,732 copies......  6 minutes.........  473 hours.
 Procedures.
--Good Faith Challenges by RR     98,000 RR           15 challenges.....  10 minutes........  3 hours.
 Employees.                        Employees.
--RR Responses to Empl.           15 railroads......  15 responses......  5 minutes.........  1 hour.
 Challenge.
--Immediate Review of Employee    15 railroads......  5 immediate         30 minutes........  3 hours.
 Challenge.                                            reviews.
--RR Officer Explanation of       15 railroads......  5 explanations....  1 minute..........  .08 hour.
 Federal Law Protection Against
 Retaliation.
--Documented Protest by RR        10 railroads......  10 written          15 minutes........  3 hours.
 Employee.                                             protests.
--Copies of Protests............  10 railroads......  10 protest copies.  1 minute..........  .17 hour.
--Further Reviews...............  10 railroads......  3 further reviews.  15 minutes........  1 hour.
--Written Verification Decision   10 railroads......  10 verification     10 minutes........  2 hours.
 to Employee.                                          decisions.
--Copy of Written Procedures at   755 railroads.....  755 copies of       5 minutes.........  63 hours.
 RR Hdqtr.                                             procedures.
--Copy of Verification Decision   755 railroads.....  20 verification     5 minutes.........  2 hours.
 at RR Headquarters & Division                         decision copies.
 Headquarters.
218.99--Shoving or Pushing
 Movements.
--Operating Rule Modifications..  755 railroads.....  32 rule             1 hour............  32 hours.
                                                       modifications.
--Locomotive Engineer Job         130,000 RR          180,000 job         1 minute..........  3,000 hours.
 Briefing Before Movement.         Employees.          briefings.
--Point Protection                130,000 RR          87,600,000          1 minute + 1        2,920,000 hours.
 Determinations & Signals/         Employees.          determinations +    minute.
 Instructions to Control                               87,600,000
 Movements.                                            signals/
                                                       instructions.
--Remote Control Movements--      130,000 RR          876,000             1 minute..........  14,600 hours.
 Verbal Confirmation.              Employees.          confirmations.
--Remote Control Determinations   130,000 RR          876,000             1 minute..........  14,600 hours.
 That Zone Is Not Jointly          Employees.          confirmations.
 Occupied/Track Clear.
--Dispatcher Authorized Train     6,000 RR            30,000 auth.        1 minute..........  500 hours.
 Movements.                        Dispatchers.        movements.
218.101--Operating Rule Re:       755 railroads.....  32 amended op.      30 minutes........  16 hours.
 Leaving Rolling & On-Track MOW                        rules.
 Equipment in the Clear.
218.103--Hand-Operated Switches-- 755 railroads.....  32 modified         1 hour............  32 hours.
 RR Operating Rule That Complies                       operating rules.
 w/Sec.   218.103.
--Specification of Minimum Job    755 railroads.....  5 modified op.      30 minutes........  3 hours.
 Briefing Requirements.                                rules.
--Employee Operating or           755 railroads.....  1,125,000 job       1 minute..........  18,750 hours.
 Verifying Position of Hand-                           briefings.
 operated Switches: Job
 Briefings.
218.105--Additional Requirements  755 railroads.....  60,000 job          1 minute..........  1,000 hours.
 for Hand-Operated Main Track                          briefings.
 Switches--Job Briefing.
--Roadway Worker Report on        7704 railroads....  100,000 empl.       1 minute + 1        3,334 hours.
 Position of Switches to Roadway                       reports + 100,000   minute.
 Worker in Charge (RWIC) or                            conveyances.
 Designated Employee Conveying
 Information to RWIC.
--Dispatcher Acknowledgment of    755 railroads.....  60,000              30 seconds + 5      583 hours.
 Switch Position and Employee                          acknowledgment +    seconds.
 Confirmation to Train                                 60,000
 Dispatcher.                                           confirmations.
218.109--Hand-Operated Fixed      755 railroads.....  562,500 job         30 seconds........  4,688 hours.
 Derails: Job Briefings.                               briefings.
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    Total Responses: 188,591,125.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 4,797,590 hours.
    Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved ICR 
(extension with change reflects revised estimates for some rule 
requirements).
    Title: Track Safety Standards; Concrete Crossties.
    OMB Control Number: 2130-0592.
    Abstract: On April 1, 2011, FRA amended the Federal Track Safety 
Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations over track 
constructed with concrete crossties. FRA mandated specific requirements 
for effective concrete crossties, for rail fastening systems connected 
to concrete crossties, and for automated inspections of track 
constructed with concrete crossties. FRA uses the information collected 
under 49 CFR 213.234 to ensure automated track inspections of track 
constructed with concrete crossties are carried out as specified in the 
rule to supplement visual inspections by Class I and Class II 
railroads, intercity passenger railroads, and commuter railroads or 
small

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government jurisdictions that serve populations greater than 50,000.
    Form Number(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Respondent Universe: 18 railroads
    Frequency of Submission: On occasion.
    Reporting Burden:

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                                      Respondent         Total annual      Average time per      Total annual
           CFR Section                 universe            responses           response          burden hours
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213.234--Automated Inspection of  18 Railroads......  75 reports........  8 hours...........  600 hours.
 Track Constructed with Concrete
 Crossties: Exception Reports
 Listing All Exception to Sec.
 213.109(d)(4).
--Copies of Exception Report      18 Railroads......  75 report copies..  12 minutes........  15 hours.
 Provided to Designated Person
 under Sec.   213.234(e)(1).
--Field Verification of           18 Railroads......  75 verification...  2 hours...........  150 hours.
 Exception Reports.
--Records of Inspection Data....  18 Railroads......  75 records........  30 minutes........  38 hours.
--Institution of Procedures by    18 Railroads......  18 procedures.....  4 hours...........  72 hours.
 Track Owner to Maintain
 Integrity of Track Data
 Collected by the Measurement
 System.
--Training by Track Owner:        18 Railroads......  2,000 trained       2 hours...........  4,000 hours.
 Annual Training in Handing Rail                       employees.
 Seat Deterioration Exceptions
 to All Persons Designated Fully
 Qualified under Sec.   213.7.
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    Total Responses: 2,318
    Total Estimated Annual Burden: 4,875 hours
    Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved ICR 
(extension with change reflects revised estimates for some rule 
requirements)
    Under 44 U.S.C. 3507(a) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b) and 1320.8(b)(3)(vi), 
FRA informs all interested parties that it may not conduct or sponsor, 
and a respondent is not required to respond to, a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3501-3520.

Sarah L. Inderbitzin,
Acting Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2017-13746 Filed 6-29-17; 8:45 am]
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